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Spiral Staircase

Journal of 
Social Sciences: Transformations & transitions
ISSN 2792-3843

Permanency & UPDATES

Quick Access:

  1. DOI

  2. Permanent Archiving

  3. Crossmark

  4. Updates

1. DOI

All articles published in the Journal of Social Sciences: Transformations & Transitions (JOSSTT) receive a persistent identifier, i.e. Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which is used to identify objects uniquely, standardized by the International Organization for Standardization.


ERUDITUS® is a member of Crossref, the organization for scholarly publishers that helps the community find, cite, link and assess scholarly content through the use of persistent identifiers and metadata, and registers all article with this organization. 


The Journal's DOI is: 10.52459/josstt


2. Permanent Archiving 

ERUDITUS®, the publisher of Journal of Social Sciences: Transformations & Transitions (JOSSTT) deposites all published articles in permanent archive by collaborating with PKP Preservation Network in order to ensure permanent access to all publications, as well as their preservation and restoration.

3. Crossmark

ERUDITUS® participates in the Crossmark scheme, an initiative to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the Crossmark button, ERUDITUS® is committing to maintaining the content it publishes, and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.

The Crossmark button gives readers quick and easy access to the current status of an item of content, including any corrections, retractions, or updates to that record. Clicking on the Crossmark button at the top of each published article (in PDF and HTML formats) will tell you the current status of a document, and may also give you additional publication record information about the document.

4. Updates

Articles, even after publication, can be updated with supplementary data or corrections. It’s important to know if the content being cited has been updated, corrected, or retracted - and that’s the assurance that ERUDITUS® offers readers by using Crossmark. Updates to an article include all significant changes, which are likely to affect the interpretation or crediting of the work. Such changes may present correction, addition, expression of concern, new version, retraction, removal and withdrawals, and will be shown by clicking on Crossmark button.

At ERUDITUS® the editors are committed to act immediately if there is evidence or suspicion of misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and to make all reasonable attempts to obtain a resolution to the problem and to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

Additionally, if authors discover any errors in the published research, they are obliged to inform the journal immediately and provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.


4.1. Corrections

Correction to an article may be applied by initiative of authors, editors, or readers after publishing and includes addendum, clarification, correction, corrigendum, erratum. 


4.2. Expression of Concern & Retraction

Any allegations of publication misconduct after publishing will be investigated carefully. The editorial team may contact authors, their institutions, or funders, if necessary. If evidence of misconduct is found, the appropriate action will be taken to correct, retract partially or fully, or to remove a publication, it's supplements and/or any other item of content which can be tracked by clicking on Crossmark button.

If there is a potential problem with an article, such as serious dispute between authors or between the authors and third parties, or there are allegations of publication misconduct and/or serious concerns about an article or its parts but no conclusive evidence can be obtained, a note of Expression of Concern will be added to the article, while relevant investigations will be followed in order to find a more permanent solution such as correction, new edition, retraction or removal

4.3. Withdrawal 

When an article has been submitted, authors can request a withdrawal only if it is obligatory and reasonable, provided that a withdrawal request explaining the reasoning is signed by all authors. When a withdrawal request is submitted, it does not mean that the article has been withdrawn unless a confirmation letter has been sent by the editorial team, and authors are required to wait for that before any further submissions. The Journal reserves the right, however, to impose a financial sanction on these authors and ban them from further submissions. 

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